The Vandals The Quickening on Colored LP
The influence and power of The Vandals took a couple of years to solidify, but they didn't care. Offering more wisecracks than angst, the band maintained a steadily growing following in the early-‘80s Southern California punk scene, happily gigging around town and even holding tongue-in-cheek fundraisers for what they deemed unworthy causes. Sticking to small and independent labels, their albums remained free of outside influences, save for fellow and preceding punk bands like The Descendents and Bad Religion. By the time punk experienced a resurgence in the early-‘90s, The Vandals were veterans and released a new slew of albums full of their signature irreverence. Those classic Nitro Records (created by Offspring vocalist Dexter Holland) era albums - Live Fast, Diarrhea (1995), The Quickening (1996), Hitler Bad, Vandals Good (1998) and Look What I Almost Stepped In... (2000) - are being made available again on vinyl for the first time in years in 2016 as colored pressings.